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From "Colin P. McCabe" <>
Subject Re: git tag and branch naming
Date Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:43:25 GMT
Thanks, Sean.  That sounds like a good idea.  I guess we can drop the
"-release" suffix then.  "rel/4.0" and "rel/4.0.1", etc. seem pretty
self-explanatory.  My main goal was just to make branches look
different than tags.  I would prefer to keep the "-branch" suffix on
branches just to make that clear as well.

Sean, would RCs also receive the "rel/" prefix, or not?  I'm guessing
not, since we don't need to preserve them forever.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 9:26 PM, Sean Busbey <> wrote:
> with the new ASF release tag policy, this would make our release tags look
> like 'rel/4.0-release' and 'rel/4.0.1-release'.
> the 'rel' prefix makes the distinction between branches and tagged releases
> clear to me. what do others think?
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 10:41 PM, Masatake Iwasaki <
>> wrote:
>> Sorry for late reply.
>> I agree with the proposed naming conversion for branches and tags.
>> If there is no objection further, we should close HTRACE-331 and
>> prepare for the next release.
>> Thanks,
>> Masatake Iwasaki
>> On 12/15/15 04:53, Colin P. McCabe wrote:
>>> As part of our release process, we create git tags for each release
>>> candidate (RC)... for example, 3.1.0RC9 and 4.0.1RC1.  We also often
>>> use release branches-- for example, the "4.0" branch.
>>> As Sean Busbey pointed out, we should also be creating "release" tags,
>>> so that people who want to check out the release can do so without
>>> having to figure out which RC was anointed as the release.  I also
>>> think we should adopt a naming convention for release branches and
>>> tags so that people attempting to check out tags don't accidentally
>>> check out branches, and vice versa.
>>> The branch and tag naming is confusing right now.  For example,
>>> someone running "git checkout 4.0" might be surprised to learn that
>>> this checks out a branch currently containing 4.0.1, not the git tag
>>> for the 4.0 release.
>>> I'm thinking we should adopt the following convention:
>>> * release tags should have "release" in the name. So the tag for
>>> htrace 4.1 should be "4.1-release"
>>> * RC tags continue to be "4.1-RC1" and so forth.
>>> * release branches should have "branch" in the name. So the branch for
>>> 4.1 should be "branch-4.1".  In general, branches should not include
>>> "RC[0-9]" or "release" in the names, to avoid confusion with the tags.
>>> Let me know what you think.  If you guys agree, I will also create
>>> 4.0-release and 4.0.1-release tags corresponding to those releases.
>>> best,
>>> Colin
> --
> Sean

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